In the NewsAsia OneAugust 12, 2019

More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago

Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32 deg C compared to 10 years ago. Kuala Lumpur, the capital city where almost two million people call home, can expect 270 days in a year when the mercury hit that high. A decade ago, Kuala Lumpur would experience such heat for about 260 days per year. This story points to data published by the New York Times with analysis provided by the Lab. In contrast, almost 20 years ago, there were only 243 such days. Projections by the researchers also showed that in Kuala Lumpur, the number of days expected to reach at least 32 deg C would shoot up to 333 days - almost an entire year - about 50 years from now.